Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:16 am  
Postfest III: October 2004- Villains & Foils of the Flan

First, here is the Postfest III announcement as it originally appeared:

"Canonfire! is pleased announce that it is sponsoring another Postfest to close the year 2004. This time the topic is:

Villains and Foils of the Flanaess

Fans of the World of Greyhawk are invited to write about a villain (or other suitable foil for PCs) that plagues a particular group or locale, or some other scoundrel bent on doing evil or opposing the interests of your campaign. Your villain or foil does not have to be evil, either. He or she can be anyone who uses tyranny, coercion or force for “the common good.” While statistics are welcome for any edition of the Dungeons & Dragons® game, the emphasis should be on why your villain is so troublesome or nefarious. For example, where did she come from? What compelled him to walk dark paths? Who does she despise the most and work so tirelessly to vex? And, what does he or she look like? Is he an old leather-skinned warlock? Or, is she the beautiful temptress whose charms cannot be resisted? Does she work from the shadows, manipulating minds and emotions? Or he is an overt nemesis that takes on the forces of weal in open contempt? Or is he the force of law and rectitude run amok. The choice is yours.

While there are no restrictions to your imagination, there are a few rules that govern format. Your rascal’s article must be one or two pages long (600 – 1200 words). He or she must also be from or set in the World of Greyhawk. Your evildoer or foil can be a personality of your own creation, or a rancorous Non-Player Character from the collective books of the World of Greyhawk Campaign Setting that needs further development. You may submit more than one entry.

All entries must be submitted to Canonfire! by November 30, 2004.

Submitting your article is easy. Follow the steps outlined below:
1. Visit the Canonfire! Web site
2. Create a site account, or if you already have one, just log in.
3. Click the "Submit an Article" link at the top of the page, just below the banner.
4. Submit your article! Please include the word POSTFEST in the title.
5. E-mail any extra information, artwork, or requests to"



Here now are the entries:

*Wisco Greenhand of Nyrond
By Abysslin

"Asketh life of the land, and the land giveth life. The land is my life, my life is the land's. From the land one is born, and to the land, death returns. Tell me a story and I'll play ye a song if good it be told, life is filled with more riches than gold. Ahhh, but a copper from a friend never hurt. /wink" --- Wisco Greenhand, Wanderer of Nyrond
Read the full article HERE.

*Carl of the RST Guild, Rel Astran Division
By Abysslin

"The man, the myth, the legend. The Flanaess will never be the same..."
Read the full article HERE.

*The Fiend-Sage of Rel Astra
By Abysslin

"I am one of the Abyss, forever cursed to walk the lands of the mortal Aerdy. Shame and pity have been laid upon me by my brethren and loathe for home I do. Until my impossible task is complete I can never reach home, for it is the great one whose hand holds me here on this land, and in this reality. It is his word, which I must undo. I walk the paths of mortals forever looked upon as a freak, my power feared. Their eyes follow as I pass with curiosity, then with sympathy, then with anxiety, almost in hopes that I will break into a furious rage and display my outer-worldly powers. It is only Drax the Invulnerable who knows me now, for it is he whom also fell into a similar fate to mine own. He too has been scarred by betrayal and false truths. It is to him and him only that I owe my friendship. Together he and I will release ourselves of our individual curses. We have his Death Knight lackey, Andromansis, and Yebzura the gnome lighthouse keeper-scholar, working night and day to this end. Soon, soon Drax will be at peace with death and I will be able to return home and release my vengeance upon those that have tried and convicted me. I am the so-called Fiend-Sage of Rel Astra"
Read the full article HERE.

*Razic'Jewel, Man on Fire
By Abysslin

"Razic’Jewel knew his brother would arrive at this time as some vision his mask had foretold. He allowed Zik’Akim to reach his tower in the middle of the molten lake, unhindered and without obstacle. When the two met again, Razic, now wielding more power than his brother could ever attain, did not even defend himself. He felt he had been upon Oerth for too long. He had an acheing to move on...He had been waiting for this time to come, the time to grow even more powerful amongst his superior, Wee Jas, and she welcomed him with open arms, proud in his accomplishments..."
Read the full article HERE.

*Khuul, Witch Ghoul of the North
By Dethand

"The tale of Khuul is one of betrayal and revenge, fueled by the demonic double crosses so common in the Abyss. Here the tale of the Witch Ghoul of the North and how he was brought low and now again forments his revenge on the living and his former master. Beware the dreamer denied and the wrath of he who is filled with hatred for not only others but himself."
Read the full article HERE.

*Marisuda and The Cloak of Frogs
By Grodog

"Marisuda Jannand of Krestible received a prophetic vision from Johydee three years past, a vision of destruction that she strives to prevent from actualizing. Her vision centers around a strange and powerful Wastrian relic known as The Cloak of Frogs."
Read the full article HERE.

*Syari Silvertip, Bane of the Dim Forest
By Dominator

"Syari Silvertip plagues the small village of Dimhaven on Bissel's southwestern border, near the Dim Forest. Since the beginning of memory she had been blamed for disappearances and foul deeds. Yet, few can agree on who or what she is and even less can claim to catch a glimpse of her and escape."
Read the full article HERE.

*Ef’Räeon The Blue
By Ivormac

"Why did Perrenland really bow out against Iuz in the Greyhawk Wars? I created this NPC to perhaps help explain the real reason why Perrenland may have had to “commit treason” as nations like Veluna and Furyondy would view its actions. Even the people of Perrenland more than questioned their voorman’s decision. At the same time I also want a Non-Player Character that would not be anybody’s ally and very much a loose cannon - perhaps causing a major catastrophe trying to exact his revenge. Otherwise this is Dragon Slayer gone all wrong."
Read the full article HERE.

*Davril Easton: The Sword of Erythnul
By Ivormac

"This story is a based on a true story. The names have been changed to protect the innocent."
Read the full article HERE.

*Keth the Golden
By CWslyClgh

"Keth the Golden was a villian who apeared during my Greyhawk game that was set in the domain of greyhawk, he is presented here for the canonfire audience to use and enjoy."
Read the full article HERE.

*Bortwimn, the Heir to Icespire
By Osmund-Davizid

"In the Ahlissian city of Trennenport, there is a mysterious wizard, Bortwimn, who is leading a small force of sahuagin in some strange project. These sahuagin are kept busy, fetching odd plaques etched with mystic runes, setting stones below the port’s sea wall, and engaged in bizarre rituals under the waters. What is this sinister wizard plotting?"
Read the full article HERE.

*Sir Anton Palmirian
By IronGolem

"Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through." – Swift
Read the full article HERE.

*Telisha's Shadow - Astrifare Sanguinlin
By FireNice

"Astrifare is most aggrieved by the disappearance of her mentor. Unbeknownst to anyone, even Astrifare herself, while she was out hunting she had a Geas spell laid on her by an agent of Panzuriel. The evil being, on orders from above, quests her to find Telisha and return with her, to the oceans. Knowing that Telisha is a very strong devotee of Deep Sashelas, this agent is trying to keep Telisha from influencing the lands, as she has the seas."
Read the full article HERE.

*Command Performance: The Thousand Tales of Ivid V
By CruelSummerLord

"Ten thousand tales told ten thousand times over; all of them have me born to power, chained to a throne, dying in judgement, and all condemn me as a villain" - Ivid V
Read the full article HERE.

*Abi Dalzim
By Mortellan

"Abi Dalzim, whose name in Ancient Baklunish means "Father of Droughts," is both a skilled elementalist and a dreaded practitioner of necromancy. For half a century his villainous exploits have earned him the enmity of not just the locals of Kester but also Alhamazad of the Circle of Eight, the Beygrafs of Ket and clerics of several faiths including Geshtai and Al’Akbar."
Read the full article HERE.

*Bruzharag the Misbegotten, Orakhan of Ull
By Mortellan

"Down through history, the unforgiving land of Ull has had more than its share of villainous rulers. Up until recently, his Illustrious Ferocity, Draske, had kept all of Ull in line through sheer cunning by playing tribal khans off of one another and manipulating foreigners into his deadly schemes. All that came to a crashing halt when the former Orakhan was assassinated in a swift but bloody coup by his own half-ogre nephew, Bruzharag the Misbegotten. How Bruzharag went from obscurity to become the most powerful half-ogre in recorded history began before he was ever conceived."
Read the full article HERE.

*Nossin the Meek
by Argon

"Ever wonder what it takes to make a man do things ordinary men wouldn't do. It simply is a few key moments of of his life that decide the faith of a man future. Nossin is one such man and he is waiting to show you how he decided just how things are suppose to be." “Many people say you are born on the day your mother has you. I say they couldn’t be more wrong.” - Quote from an unknown author.
Read the full article HERE.

By GVDammerung

"Seruse - Wheels within wheels. Seruse is a poisonous villain with many secrets, not the least of which is his multi-layered identity. He is several times over not at all what he may seem to be. His secrets conceal secrets. Before the truth may be revealed, one must survive more than one surprise."
Read the full article HERE.

*Gorrg Elfslayer, High Priest of Gruumsh
By Cebrion

"Within the humanoid infested realm of the Pomarj, amid the warring factions of the despot Turrosh Mak, another half-orc has risen to prominence. Dedicated to the orcish power Gruumsh, Gorrg Elfslayer rallies orcish tribes to the cause of The One Eye, while fighting a shadow war against the cult of the Earth Dragon."
Read the full article HERE.

*Jaran Krimeah, Exalted Mage of the Vale
By Duicarthan

"Laird of the Valley of the Mage, Exalted Prominent member of the Ring of Five. Few (if any) can make the claims of surviving a failed coup of the royal throne in the Great Kingdom. Fewer yet, to lord over the lands of the elves, gnomes, and dwarves of the Vale of the Mage. Feared throughout the Flanaess, respected within the confines of the Vale, that few dare enter. All spies of the Great Kingdom be warned!"
Read the full article HERE.
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